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Written Test Scheduled
Friday, April 11, 2014 
The written test has been scheduled for Saturday May 3 at 10:00am, Station 6 at 225 Oak Grove Drive.  The letter that each candidate received has an incorrect date (May 2) written on it.  If you have any questions please let us know by email at webmaster@mcfdems.com or by phone at (859) 498-1318.

Friday, February 14, 2014 
UPDATE Application deadline has passed.

We want to thank those people who have applied for a position with us.  Now comes the time for us to sit down and get to the nitty gritty.  Once our needs are determined and we can get a schedule set for the written test we will be contacting each individual by mail to let them know the testing dates.  If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us at webmaster@mcfdems.com and we will try to answer them promptly.  Thank you.

Montgomery Co. Fire-EMS will be accepting applications for the positions of Firefighter-EMT and Firefighter-Paramedic.  Candidates must hold current Kentucky certifications as an EMT or Paramedic as well as have a current CPAT card by June 1, 2014..
Applications can be picked up between the hours of 8am and 4pm at Montgomery County Fire/EMS, Station 2, 805 Indian Mound Dr, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353 and must be returned by the close of business on March 14, 2014.  Contact Dewon Wells @ 859-498-1318.
Salary after one year employment & completion of all state training requirements: FF-EMT $26,394.00-$39,771.00 / FF-Paramedic $47,849.00.  Benefits include CERS Retirement, Soc Sec, single health ins, uniform allowance, fitness membership, paid vac & sick leave. MCFEMS is an equal opportunity employer.

The application will be seen as a .pdf icon but you must click the title of this article to go to the next page before it can be seen.

Local Family Saved by Smoke Detectors
Friday, March 28, 2014 

It is 2am in the morning and the family is sleeping snuggly in their beds, unaware of the soon to be dangers that awaited them.  This story could have ended in tragedy but fortunately these homeowners had taken the proper steps beforehand.  On March 26 at 2am one of our local families was awakened to the sound of smoke detectors blaring throughout the home.  When they arose from their beds to their surprise the home was on fire.  Luckily for them they were able to get out of the home quickly and call for help.  The home was severely damaged but the family was alive and well. 

Here is the back side of the story.  Two years ago our crews canvassed the very neighborhood where this home was located asking if anyone needed smoke detectors and then installing them in the homes that were in need.  This very home had detectors installed by our crews and luckily for them on this night they did the job that they were intended to do and we could not be more grateful.  When you hear the words “smoke detectors save lives”, understand that this is not a slogan to sell an item, it is actually the truth.  Without those detectors blaring in the night one of our local families may not have made it out of that home and that is sadness that none of us ever wants to go through. 

Please install detectors where needed and maintain them yearly with fresh batteries.  You are twice as likely to die in a home without them and even more likely in homes that have detectors that are not working.  Test your smoke alarms monthly and know that your small amount of effort will provide a great amount of safety for you and your family.  If you don’t believe us, ask the owner of the home above how good smoke detectors are. Montgomery County Fire Department provided him with the smoke detectors for this home but the homeowner was responsible enough to maintain them in good working order.

4th Annual National Fire Academy In-State Weekend
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 
We wanted to thank everyone who came out to the 4th Annual National Fire Academy In-State Weekend this past weekend at the Clay Community Center.  This was a joint effort by The Kentucky Fire Commission-State Fire Rescue Training, The National Fire Academy, and Montgomery County Fire EMS in hopes of furthering the education of firefighters from around the State.  The event was a huge success and already plans are being made to improve upon the past week's product so that next year the students will have an even better experience.  battalion Chief Tony Clayton worked very hard to get this weekend school established here in our community and we are proud to continue the fine work that he started. 

Local House Fire Claims a Life
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 
February 2nd at approximately 3am our crews were dispatched to a fire on E. Street with multiple houses and a vehicle. On arrival they found two structures each with heavy fire involvement as well as a vehicle in the driveway.  Sadly a local resident who was confined to a wheelchair lost his life in the blaze.

Joint Project Announced With Mt. Sterling Police Department
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 
The Mt. Sterling Police Department and Montgomery County Fire/EMS announce a new joint project for our community’s citizens.

In a cooperative effort they are placing “Go Bags” in each police vehicle. Each bag contains emergency lifesaving equipment for large trauma scenes. This will enable officers to provide emergency lifesaving care until relieved by Fire/EMS personnel. Recent studies have shown dramatic increases in recovery rates when these techniques are employed. The Fire and Police Departments are currently amongst the leaders in the state in the area of training for these situations.

Each bag will contain bandages, tourniquets, clotting agents, seals, gloves, water and shears in addition to the normal items needed by Law Enforcement such as ammunition, restraints, etc.

This is yet another example of Emergency Services working together to improve our community.

CERFP demonstration
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 
Soldiers assigned to the Kentucky National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package were on hand today to give a demonstration of their capabilities in case of an emergency.... CERFP must be ready to deploy within six hours of a large-scale chemical, explosive or biological incident to locate and extract victims, perform mass patient or casualty decontamination and treat and stabilize patients for evacuation.  Montgomery County Fire/EMS is very appreciative of their efforts to enlighten us on the difficult tasks that they must prepare for.

MCFDEMS Members Attend Lexington FD Memorial Stair Climb
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 
Last weekend a dedicated group of our firefighters participated in the 2nd Annual Lexington Firefighter Memorial Stair Climb to honor the 343 FDNY members that lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Those firefighters selflessly gave their lives so that others might live and our members were proud to honor their memory and the sacrifice that they made. 
FR, L-R, Firefighter James Griffith, Paramedic Jonathan McNamara, Paramedic Jonathan Oesterman, Captain Zach Clevenger
BR, L-R, Captain Jeff Jackson, Chief Larry Potter

Firefighters making a Donation to MDA
Thursday, September 12, 2013 
Montgomery County Fire/EMS, Local 4805 members presenting the MDA representative with a donation check for $2429.75. Great job guys.  This is a drive that is dear to the heart of firefighters across the country and Montgomery County Fire/EMS members are honored to be able to help.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 
Due to the misinformation being distributed concerning the Montgomery County Ambulance District's 2013 Tax Rate Calculations for real property, we felt this issue should be addressed.

Kentucky Revised Statues 68.245 (3) (a) (b) states that the State Local Finance Office shall certify to each County Judge/Executive the compensating tax rate and the compensating plus 4orc tax rate. This was done by a letter from Robert O. Brown, State Local Finance Officer, Department of Local Government to Wallace Johnson, Montgomery County Judge Executive dated July 22, 2013. The letter stated that the Ambulance District's Compensating Rate should be 6.6 and the Compensating Rate plus 4% should be 6.8. The Department of Local Government prepares these calculations using assessment information provided by the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.

lf a Taxing District sets a rate higher than the Compensating Rate plus 4% then that rate is subject to recall. The Ambulance District adopted the Compensating Rate of 6.6 which is not subject to the recall option, The letter certifying these rates and the Department of Local Government's Rate Calculation Worksheet can be obtained upon request from our office located at 805 lndian Mound Drive. Our phone number is 498-1318 and we welcome any inquiries into this issue.

The Emergency Services Board is committed to providing the best service to the citizens of Montgomery County in the most cost effective manner possible.

Thank you,

Montgomery County Emergency Services Board

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